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Address: 1023 Monterey Salinas Hwy, Salinas, CA 93908-8937
Phone Number: +1 800-221-1131
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We planned a trip to Savannah, GA last November 30th, 2015 and the 3 Day Class was cancelled the class due to mechanical issues with their cars. My fiancé is an active duty... read more

1 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 August 2016
krist1ne

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We planned a trip to Savannah, GA last November 30th, 2015 and the 3 Day Class was cancelled the class due to mechanical issues with their cars. My fiancé is an active duty military and took a leave for this event. Nobody from the company notified him. We found out via car forum that this event was cancelled. He reached... More 

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4 Thank krist1ne
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

I received a good for 1 day, 50% off offer for a "2 Day Advanced" school. The sales person Scott was asked if the date purchased could be moved and he said it could. I then called back later and asked to move the date 4 months in advance. I spoke with Scott and he initially said that if I... More 

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4 Thank jessicacG3430OA
Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

After signing up for the 3 day open wheel school in September of 2015, in St. Louis, MO, I was contacted by a rep of Skip Barber Racing School whom informed me the class was canceled do to broken transmissions. The rep gave me the option of a refund, and I opted for it. I was told it would take... More 

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5 Thank MarcoIzzia
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

I enrolled my 16 year old daughter in Skip Barber's Teen Safety and Survival school at Road Atlanta. They started promptly at 8:30 AM. Todd Hanson, their instructor, was able to explain the dynamics of vehicle steering and braking in a simple understandable way. Their program covers crash avoidance, skid control, emergency braking and much more. They took my daughter... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

I have attended the following Skip Barber events: 3-day school, 2-day Advance school, 2015 Shoot out, 2016 Homestead Race. The Skip Barber school is incredible. I went from zero race car experience to competing in a series race in 12 months. The series treats me like a professional driver at the track. The coaching and crew is committed to ensure... More 

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2 Thank cjqualters
California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Oldest race cars in the business and they look it. Poorly maintained mechanically and appearance wise these 40 + year old cars are ready for the junk yard. No data - no video no photo souvenirs. No polos or hats to purchase. Some people had paid full price but learned later that most around them had paid 40-50% LESS. ONLY... More 

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Culver1352, Owner at Skip Barber Racing School, responded to this review

We had a less than good school at Laguna late last year. It was well below our standards. I am sorry that the experience was below all of our metrics. If you attended that school we are happy and feel obliged to provide a "make good" to you. In terms of pricing we run a high fixed cost business (similar... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

This business is a disgrace of the motorsport. Seems that in the past it used to be a good racing school (perhaps back in those days when Skip Barber himself was in charge), but apparently not any longer. Actually, you are very unlikely to be able to figure out the quality of the "racing education" there, because first of all... More 

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10 Thank Brnensky
Richmond, Virginia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

I paid for a class at Virginia International Raceway in May, 2015. I was called by a Skip Barber representative 2 weeks prior to the class date and told that the class was cancelled because they could not get transmission parts. They offered me an alternative...the same exact class in New Orleans...on the same exact date. Apparently they didn't get... More 

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7 Thank varoadking
Fort Lee, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

My husband received a birthday gift for his 75th birthday from our children. He is a below the knee amputee and loves driving fast. This was a dream to drive a race car. Skip Barber were told he was an amputee and he can no longer drive a car with a clutch. They said not to worry they have cars... More 

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8 Thank Evelyn R
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015

Booked a January class in Florida for my husband as his Christmas gift. Paid the $1200 in full in November, booked plane tickets and paid for hotel as well. 3 days before the class, Skip Barber called my husband and told him they had an error on their website and the date I picked, and paid for, was incorrect and... More 

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